Chris Hill wrote:
On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Gary Kline wrote:

On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:41:16PM -0500, Eric Schuele wrote:
Joseph Vella wrote:
On Tuesday 11 April 2006 06:47, Eric Schuele wrote:
[Hoping this isn't too OT for the list]

So... now that www/linux-flashplugin* are gone,  I was hoping to get
opinions on which alternative flashplayer(s) are reasonably good. I use firefox and would prefer a plugin for it... but am generally interested in the state of any flash player. I know there are a handful in ports,
just wanted some opinions.

Could anyone please offer their opinion on
 - which alternative they are using
 - why
 - comment(s) on installation ease (or lack thereof)
 - is it a standalone or plugin


I missed it.  Why is www/linux-flashplugin* gone?

From /usr/ports/UPDATING:

20060408:
  AFFECTS: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
  AUTHOR: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

  These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
  explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
  For more details, see
    http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/

    Good grief!  Is this even under linux-emulatio?  Oughtta read
    the URL.  WHat a pain!

Seriously. But there it is, in section 3.a.(D) of the given URL:
  "You may not use the Software on ... any operating system that
   is not an Authorized Operating System."

I wonder why Macromedia felt the need to pay their lawyers to add this clause. I will email them and ask, if I can find a way to do so.

Serious question: If one already happened to have this package installed, could he hold onto it by editing pkgtools.conf to contain
    HOLD_PKGS = [
      'linuxpluginwrapper*',
    ]

?

Legally?  I'm no lawyer... but the EULA seems rather explicit.  I'd say no.

Would that hold it? Well yes, I believe so. (Or at least something very similar). In fact you could go so far (not that I'm condoning it) as to tuck the distfiles away.

Either way... I hope somehow they see fit to loosen the language a bit in the future.


Thanks.

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Regards,
Eric
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